A Nail License is great for anyone: full time, part time or seasonal.
Excellent side job for quick cash to students and parents!


This is a great time to train now and be part of the new future nail industry! Clients are now demanding professional Nail Techs that can provide a safe and clean service. Nail Techs can build a client base faster than ever before. Start your course now to get a license and change your life's opportunities.



Lower Pay 

Potential lawsuits by clients

Class 1 Misdemeanor

Stuck in a job

Can not open a salon

If caught, can't get licensed later

Fines to pay if caught

Has not been taught pro safety



Higher Pay

Insurance coverage as licensed

Self employment career

Recession proof Resort jobs

Advance class/trade show eligible

Employment by Nail Companies

Future teaching jobs

Can move on to a better job

Recession proof Medical jobs with benefits

Beat the competition as a professional

Job Stability to work in high income resorts

Did you know? Doing about 100 nail services could earn the course cost back!


Nail Technician Career Info


Nail Technicians today come in two types: Licensed and Unlicensed. Those selling nail services with no license can be violated with a class 1 misdemeanor and sued by customers for damages. 

Any person in the State of Virginia must be state licensed to sell nail care services of any kind. This license must always be posted for customers to view at any time or they can be reported to DPOR at (804) 367-8504 or by email ComplaintAnalysis@dpor.virginia.gov 


To get a Nail License students must pass a State Approved education inside a State Licensed Nail School for the state they want to work in. Our course prepares students to take the state administered exams for licensure in Virginia.


Many types of people come to our school to get a Nail License. Some want it for a career, side job or a hobby. Licensed Nail Technicians are in demand at an all time high right now and the License obtained will help customers feel safe knowing that the Tech has been trained to provide a safe service. This is the MOST opportunistic time to get into the Nail Trade business for the new future nail industry!


Most parents don't realize that a side trade today can help their college student avoid a job that takes most of their study time away. A nail skill can get them the income they need in shorter time with more flexibility. This carrier also offers networking that could even obtain job employment for the career that they are studying in college. Great success can come to a high school student or college student with a side trade skill. A nail trade is a fast skill that can make its cost back just as fast. 


Parents with a Nail Techncian license can work flexible hours to be there for there children when they want to be. Parents can work at home or part time to make extra cash when they need it. An experienced Nail Tech can work 4-5 days a month to make over $1,000 in the comfort of their own home.


What kind of jobs do Licensed Nail Techs have?

  • Self-Employed to open a salon to work alone or with staff
  • Work at home doing services with whatever hours 
  • Work in salons, spas, cruise ships and resorts
  • Work online with youtube videos, blogs or websites
  • Earn income as a sales rep for nail product companies
  • Mobile Techs can work in a RV or at homes/offices
  • Techs can work a one day service for weddings or parties
  • social media salary posting nail art videos
  • Jobs at spa resorts on busy weekends usually get high pay
  • Work at local salons to meet people in the area
  • Boost to confidence with clients that desire your services
  • Retirement homes/Podiatrists hire nail techs for nail care
  • Work on tv sets, magazines and modeling events
  • Become a personal Nail Tech to the wealthy/famous
  • Control when you work and how much you make
  • Work part time while doing another job 
  • Great for students to make money while in college
  • Meet all types of people for networking connections
  • Side job that offers extra income at home or elsewhere
  • Incredible confidence building and a fun creative outlet
  • Trade skill to make quick cash during financial hardships in life

Nail Tech Income Details

Typical nail services can cost around $15-100 per hour with the higher end salons and spas usually charging double to triple the average nail cost. The lower end nail salon usually average in income around minimum wage or less. The higher end salons and spas can offer an income of $20-50 an hour! The higher end resorts/spas are the recommended places to work for a consistent competitive salary but they require a nail license to avoid violations, liability and fines. 


Nail Techs usually earn around 40-60% of the service cost plus an added 10-20% tip.  Some of the higher end businesses that only employ licensed Nail Techs may offer benefits and/or a gauranteed hourly salary with a lower added commission per service. Retail sales commission can add additional income from products sold to customers. Nail career statistics data does not distinquish the difference with high end or low end salary calculations. 


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Statistics are not broken down into high/low end positions

There is a very big difference in licensed and non licensed careers for Nail Technicians

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